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MS Thr 725

W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan sheet music, 1866-1996: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 725
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan sheet music,
Date(s): 1866-1996.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.75 linear feet (7 portfolio boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English. Some material in German, Japanese, and Dutch.
Abstract: Printed sheet music of and relating to W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan compositions and productions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan (Harvard Theatre Collection).

Processing Information:

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Sheet Music, 1866-1996 (MS Thr 725). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

W.S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert (1836-1911), an English lyricist and librettist, and Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900), an English composer, are well-known for their collaborative work in the mid-to-late nineteenth century.


Arranged into the following series: Items within series and subseries arranged alphabetically by production or composition title unless noted otherwise.

Scope and Contents

Collection contains printed sheet music composed and written by Gilbert and Sullivan, arrangements of Gilbert and Sullivan music, and sheet music related to Gilbert and Sullivan's body of work.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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